Friday, October 22, 2010

After Months of Waiting......

WE ARE FINALLY GOING TO MEET OUR KIDS!!!!!! Tomorrow is the day we begin our long awaited journey to Ethiopia! I have such a mixture of emotions! I'm not even nervous about the flight..just anxious to get there! I am really nervous about meeting them..will they like us? will they cry?? will they be scared?? I have stared at their picture daily since July 15th and prayed and dreamed of them for months before that! It feels surreal! I cant wait to hold them! We leave tomorrow at 2:30pm and arrive in Ethiopia the following day at 7pm. Ethiopia is 7hrs ahead of our local time so I am trying to figure out when we will Skype our kids at home!! As excited as I am to go it is hard for me to leave the other 3! I will try to update as often as possible while we are Blackberry for a whole week!!! I will also post updates on facebook.

The way things are working.. this is all I know schedule wise:

Sunday: arrive at 7pm...sleep:)
Monday: MEETCHA DAY!!!!!! please when you go to bed Sunday night pray for us as we meet our children for the first time!
2 other families arrive Monday night
Tuesday: Meetcha day for the other families and we get to see our kiddos again:)
Wed-Thurs not sure but we are probably going to Korah and the Fistula Hospital plus a few other orphanages.
Friday: Court appointment where we pray the judge will legally declare us their parents. This will be a hard, emotional day. We will meet our children's biological father today. Pray we can express to him how thankful we are for his sacrifice. He is suffering such a huge loss and we are gaining 2 blessings. It will be HARD! We will have to say GOODBYE to our children for a while and he will also have to say goodbye my heart is already breaking for them. We will post pictures of the kids(as long as we pass) before we head to the airport.
Saturday: Arrive home

Please pray for us this week and for all of our children! This Sunday night and next Friday night please remember to pray for us. While you sleep we will be meeting our children...we will be going to court! Oh Boy!!!!!!! I'm EXCITED!!!!!!!


  1. Friend-
    I can hardly believe it's finally here!! On one hand, it feels like we've been waiting forever. On the other hand it feels like, "Oh gosh. This is really happening now?!"

    Praying God's richest blessings on your family. Eyes tearing up as I write this I am so, so, so very thankful you will be holding your children soon....
    love you friend...

  2. Oh my word you are going to have the time of your life! I have been back almost 3 weeks now and am DYING to go back for Embassy. The moment those kiddos walk into the room...words cannot describe it! Praying for safe travels and sweet memories!

  3. Blessings, and well wishes! I can't wait to see you holding them! You're about to have one of the most memorable weeks of your life and I can't wait for you!!! Whooo hooo.

  4. God speed! I am in tears for you right now!
    Liz Kulp (mom to simon and danielle)

  5. So excited for you! Thanks for all your updates while you are over there! PRAYING that court goes wonderfully well Friday! *hugs*